"Machine Gun Fire" is Nocona's second video off their self-titled album on Herietta Records and I think it's a good example of their sound. It was shot in Joshua Tree, CA.
After the roots/folk/punk band Paladino broke up in 2012. Three of the original band members, husband-and-wife team, Chris and Adrienne Isom, along with charismatic southern-native, Annie Rothschild, added Justin Smith on drums to form Nocona. Their sound is southern California rock, full of wide open spaces and a heartland vibe. There's an easy going authenticity to their rock&roll, like folks who aren't out to prove anything to anybody. I like that about them. You're gonna hear mostly up-tempo music with a little bit of heartache and angst around the edges.
They have rocked the crowds at Bonnaroo and have no trouble playing to a field full of rockers. But I think their sweet spot is in a more direct eye-contact kind of performance where their heartfelt music can be beamed straight into your soul.
They are playing a steady schedule of gigs in the southern California area and will be playing at SXSW in 2014.
- Chris Isom – Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar
- Adrienne Isom – Guitar, Vocals
- Annie Rothschild – Upright Bass, Vocals
- Justin Smith – Drums